Malawi Nations Examinations Board (MANEB) has introduced identity cards for internal candidates at Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examination level as part of stepping up security of national examinations.
Previously, only external candidates at PSLCE examination level used to have such identity cards, just like candidates at JCE and MSCE examination levels.
As the public might be aware, some arrests have been made over the years, bordering on impersonation at this (PSLCE) examination level.
The latest arrest was during the administration of this year’s PSLCE examination where a secondary school candidate was caught red-handed, writing the examination on behalf of the registered candidate.
This introduction of IDs, therefore, means that all candidates at PSLCE examination level, both internal and external, will have to pay a K700 ID processing fee as part of registration for next year’s examinations.
The rule of “no ID, no exam” has since been extended to all PSLCE exam candidates hence all candidates should ensure they have this ID.
Registration for 2015 national examinations closes on November 5.